Unattended brown recluse bite

The symptom caused by the bite of the Brown Recluse Spider varies according to the age of the victim.

The bites are usually more dangerous in kids, young adults and third age people.
The symptoms are also conditioned by the standard of life, thus being more severe in poorly fed people.
At first, the bite appears in the area is swollen all around the bite.
This area expands, changes to red and the skin appears to harden. The victim shows other symptoms such as fever, shivering, nausea and vomits.

Eventually, the injury grows to an ulcer. The ulcer has a dry bottom, blue or gray borders, and a red erythematous area in the periphery.

  • It measures between 1 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches. It causes pain and is generally deep.
  • Healing takes months and leaves scars on the surface of the skin.
  • Sometimes surgery is required in order to extract the necrotic tissue and plastic surgery helps to disguise the scar.

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